Don’t you love Montefalco? It’s such a lovely Umbrian hill town and very rich in frescos.
I’ve visited twice and not for long enough either time. So I’m determined to visit again in June. I would like to return to the church of San Francesco, which is now the town’s museum. It boasts some stunning frescos, including a remarkable fresco cycle on the life of St. Francis, by Benozzo Gozzoli (1450-1452). Other artists represented in the museum include Perugino, Melanzio, Pier Antonio Mezzastris, Antoniazzo Romano and Tiberio d'Assisi.
There are several other churches in Montefalco that I haven’t even begun to explore. For example, this fresco above was photographed by Slow Traveler Bill Thayer in the Convento di San Fortunato, a church and abbey near Montefalco.
And this, just above and also from Bill Thayer, is a detail of a fresco of the Coronation of the Virgin in Sant'Agostino. I’m hoping to see this as well as newly restored frescos in Santa Illuminata.